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Refuge Notebook: Tracking time in the New and Old Worlds

...indigenous cultures.To make my case, I've drawn some information from a 2006 article coauthored by retired refuge ecologist Ed Berg and colleagues. Entitled "Holocene development of boreal forests and fire regimes on the Kenai Lowlands of Alaska...
Fire footprint - ghosts of fires past

...spruce, not beetle-killed white spruce. The fire footprint was better defined by the "ghosts of fires past". Dr. Ed Berg and Andy DeVolder, both previously on our staff, used carbon-14 dating of charcoal and tree-ring dating of fire-scarred...
Marketing 'Kenai' in the science world aside, Sphagnum bergianum was also collected for the first time at Headquarters Lake and was so named to honor Dr. Ed Berg, the long-time Refuge ecologist who retired two years ago. We have our very own species of birch tree, Betula kenaica...
Refuge Notebook: Geologists determine age of Bluff Point Landslide

Many Homerites remember when they first came down the Sterling Highway and stopped at the Baycrest Overlook. The view of Kachemak Bay, the mountains and Cook Inlet is totally commanding and can reset a humble traveler's life priorities in a heartbeat.
Forest detective notices strange purple plants in muskeg

Photo by Ed Berg Photo 3 shows Crowberry plants. Upright...never known this person's name. Photo by Ed Berg Photo 2 shows lowbush cranberry more to seeing than meets the eye. Ed Berg has been the ecologist at the Kenai National...
National Geographic quotes refuge ecologist

Ed Berg has been quoted in numerous scientific journals, magazine articles and newspaper stories while serving as the ecologist for the...
Kasilof Community News

...was wrong last week about orange-tipped spruce limbs. They aren't tinted pollen producers. According to ecologist Ed Berg, spruce pollen comes from male spruce cones. He says orange needles on the end of evergreen branches are often caused...
Photos document wetland shrinkage

...from Kenai airport weather data for 1944-2006. Graph by Ed Berg I always enjoy looking at old family photo albums to see...favor an important prey species in our local food chain. Ed Berg has been the ecologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge...
Global warming, bark beetles mean a hardwood forest future

...Center for Atmospheric Research, USA). Graph courtesy Ed Berg, KNWR Beetle-killed spruce has become the dominant signature...grass fires a major threat in the spring before green up. Ed Berg has been the ecologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge...
Nunataks and Noah's Ark

...alaskana), arctic pennycress (Thlaspi arcticum), and dunhead sedge (Carex phaeocephala). In 2007, refuge biologists Ed Berg, Matt Bowser and I visited three nunataks in the Harding Icefield to survey vegetation, arthropods, and soil. These...


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